NBA insider: Nets are on verge of 'crumbling', Kevin Durant is not confident in team



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NBA insider: Nets are on verge of 'crumbling', Kevin Durant is not confident in team

NBA insider Logan Murdock reports that Kevin Durant hasn't talked with the Brooklyn Nets for weeks and adds he believes Durant has lost the faith in the team's front office. A week ago, NBA insider Shams Charania reported that Kyrie Irving and the Nets were at "impasse" in their contract talks.

Since then, more details have been published as it is now very likely that Irving will leave the Nets this offseason. In the summer of 2019, Durant and Irving signed with the Nets, hoping to win win multiple titles together.

Three years later, they have yet to win a title and this past season ended with an embarassing sweep versus the Boston Celtics in the first round. In The Mismatch podcast, Murdock spoke with his colleague from The Ringer, Kevin O'Connor, and also revealed more details in an article published on Bill Simmons' website.

“The vision is on the verge of crumbling,” Murdock wrote. “It didn’t have to be this way. This team, and it’s ironic. Kevin came to reconcile relationships, build relationships with his BFF’s and it’s not working out.

It’s doing the exact opposite. And you juxtapose that with Golden State winning”.

Murdock: Durant hasn't talked to the team in weeks

“Now, you have reports that Kyrie is looking elsewhere. I made some calls.

Kevin Durant has not talked to the team in weeks. I don’t think Kevin is confident in the front office right now. I don’t know if he’s at the stage of leaving but there’s a big uneasiness from not only from the Kyrie side, but the KD side as well," Murdock wrote.

In the past, Durant used to be an active recruiter during the offseason. Now, it is not the case. “At least right now, he’s one of those guys who doesn’t want to recruit, isn’t in the position to recruit or doesn’t feel like he is a position to recruit whether you like that or not," Murdock revealed.

Also, Durant reportedly believes the Nets could have done more to try to understand Irving. “His biggest beef is that he feels that the front office didn’t grow to understand Kyrie, whatever that means. I would push back on that when a guy leaves for two weeks at a time.

Kyrie earns the lion’s share of the blame. But I think KD believes that ‘hey, you guys didn’t understand this guy. You didn’t try to figure out where he was coming from.’” When James Harden decided to leave the Nets this February, Durant wasn't trying to stop him. Now, Durant is pretty much taking the same approach.